Snapshot of migration, asylum and free movement in the EU
The European Commission has published a Report on the 2011 developments in the areas of immigration and asylum, accompanied by a Eurobarometer on European citizens’ attitudes towards cross-border mobility, migration and security.
According to the survey, 8 out of 10 Europeans agree that EU Member States should offer protection and asylum to those in need and that rules for admitting asylum seekers should be the same across the EU. A large majority of Europeans (67%) think it is important to be able to travel within the EU without internal border controls.
For more information:
Third Annual Report on Immigration and Asylum: http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/doc_centre/immigration/docs/COM%202012%20250%20final%201_EN_ACT_part1_v5.pdf
Commission Staff Working Document accompanying the report: http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/doc_centre/immigration/docs/SWD%202012%20139%20final%201_EN_autre_document_travail_service_part1_v3.pdf
Eurobarometer report – Awareness of Home Affairs: http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/eb_special_399_380_en.htm